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December 14, 2011 5:15:54 PM

Quick question for TH. I am currently looking to upgrade from a 9800 gtx+ to a 560 or 560 ti to run BF3 and future games. I would like to know if the ti is actually worth getting over the regular 560 as well as how noticeable the difference between the two is.

Note: I understand I will not be able to max it out in ultra, but the option would be nice. Also, it should be noted that while I do like the ti, id rather wait till they are on sale but can bite the bullet if needed.

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December 14, 2011 5:18:29 PM

I just upgraded to a 560ti from 9800gt. I can tell you the game.looks stunning on it!
December 14, 2011 5:21:46 PM

Oh, and it easily runs it on ultra with 50+ fps. its quite a bit better than the 460 in my other machine, dunno if that's comparable though
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December 14, 2011 5:23:52 PM

a 560 non-ti is an oc'ed 460 (not actually, but the specs are that of an oc'd 460)
so yes, the ti is worth the extra cash
December 14, 2011 5:26:19 PM

Reading the reviews on newegg for the ti seems to show that a lot of them seem to cause problems and that also seems true for BF3. Have you had any problems so far, how long have you owned, which one do you have? Been a while since I upgraded and don't want to shell out 200 bucks for something I am weary of. Any suggestions as to some decent ones on newegg?
December 14, 2011 5:30:15 PM

Trying to keep away from the 250s if I can. Any word on when these are supposed to come down in price more?
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December 14, 2011 5:32:37 PM

It would help to know what your budget amount is because there are some very good 560Ti's out there including the just released 448 core. If you are looking to get something that will give you good fps in BF3;

EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Astandard 560Ti has 384 proccessor cores and this one bumps it up to 448 which translates into better performance , while you still will not be able to max out on ultra you may be able to play at those settings and get playable fps. It would be better to play at the high settings and get more fps then to try and play at ultra. But like I said I don't know what you are willing to spend so this is just a guess. If this is too high then a regular 560Ti might be more affordable for you.

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$239.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A 560Ti has 384 proccessor cores vs a 560 which has 336 and again the more proccessor cores the better the perfomance , and the higher the price.

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$199.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 14, 2011 5:32:47 PM

gjt86 said:
Trying to keep away from the 250s if I can. Any word on when these are supposed to come down in price more?

probably not for a while, gtx 6xx series isn't due til q3 2012

personally, i don't really like galaxy cards, and i'd pick a different evga that's an -AR not -KR model because the -KR models don't have as good a warranty
December 14, 2011 5:35:14 PM

You recommended the EVGA 560 which isn't a ti version, is it on par with the others you linked? I kinda want the best bang for the buck. I will be building a whole new pc around spring but am looking to keep the card. I can always buy another one if needed though, just want something I can grab for now (would be nice to last me though too)
December 14, 2011 5:35:59 PM

Im using the MSI Twin Frozr II OC edition.

I've only installed it today, but have been playing most of the day on it, there seems to be no issues at all for me
a c 251 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 5:37:05 PM

gjt86 said:
Trying to keep away from the 250s if I can. Any word on when these are supposed to come down in price more?



You can keep checking the egg and see if the one you want goes on sale at some point although the 560Ti I listed is reduced now to $219.99.
December 14, 2011 5:37:14 PM

btw i am not a maxing whore so i dont NEED to be able to play it in ultra, wouldve just like to see what it looked like and be playable. Currently cannot stand the quality with my 9800GTX+
December 14, 2011 5:38:06 PM

gjt86 said:
btw i am not a maxing whore so i dont NEED to be able to play it in ultra, wouldve just like to see what it looked like and be playable. Currently cannot stand the quality with my 9800GTX+



I'll make you a short video of mine in play after I've eaten.
a c 251 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 5:39:12 PM

gjt86 said:
You recommended the EVGA 560 which isn't a ti version, is it on par with the others you linked? I kinda want the best bang for the buck. I will be building a whole new pc around spring but am looking to keep the card. I can always buy another one if needed though, just want something I can grab for now (would be nice to last me though too)



I just listed it to give you a comparrison to the others. I don't really recomend getting it unless you can't afford the Ti.
December 14, 2011 5:41:08 PM

I am willing to shell out the extra cash provided it is worth it. Really wouldnt like to go passed 230 though (most of them have a rebate which is awesome), but I still need to find a decent one to go with. Looking to order today
December 14, 2011 5:42:43 PM

Diddle, thats a p nice card but seeing as I have other parts I am looking to upgrade as well in the future, I'd like to stay below 250. Although I am considering it..
a c 251 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 5:46:05 PM

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$239.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is in your price range and will give you good perfomance and the company is great to deal with if there are ever any problems. Lifetime warrenty.
December 14, 2011 5:46:13 PM

gjt86 said:
Diddle, thats a p nice card but seeing as I have other parts I am looking to upgrade as well in the future, I'd like to stay below 250. Although I am considering it..



That price for that card is shocking!! I got mine for £160 ($247) ;) 
December 14, 2011 5:50:48 PM

Hmm tempting, its too bad I get it slower than in 2 days though. I am also a bit skeptical about buying it off ebay. What do you guys think?
December 14, 2011 5:51:59 PM

Will probably pass on a used card. Never bought one before and don't think I will start.
December 14, 2011 5:53:38 PM

the guys a top rated seller, you shouldn't have any issues. But buy from where ever you feel comfortable! Also on a side note, check you have a psu that can handle it, I had to replace mine so I could use the card! lol. If you need help on it, theres loads of opinion in the 'Enough Power?' thread
December 14, 2011 5:58:00 PM

diddle283 said:
the guys a top rated seller, you shouldn't have any issues. But buy from where ever you feel comfortable! Also on a side note, check you have a psu that can handle it, I had to replace mine so I could use the card! lol. If you need help on it, theres loads of opinion in the 'Enough Power?' thread


I am currently using a Cooler Master Real Power Pro 650w from 2 years ago or so. I think it should be just fine until I buy a new one around spring time.
a c 251 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 5:59:19 PM

Be sure to check out the warrenty , MSI does not offer a lifetime warrenty like Evga does. They do honor it because I have had experience with Evga products and have thier video cards in my Pc now and always will because of the warrenty.
December 14, 2011 5:59:58 PM

Yeah that evga one that was linked seems like the best deal, no?
a c 251 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 6:01:42 PM

Yes , because the warrenty is worth something.
December 15, 2011 4:52:24 AM

Thinking of going with the first, is there a huge difference in the two performance wise?
a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 4:59:00 PM

Get the TI, it's worth the extra cash.
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